Grays Point is a suburb in southern Sydney, in the state of New South WalesAustralia 29 kilometres south of the Sydney central business district, in the local government area of the Sutherland Shire.

Grays Point is a small suburb with picturesque views of the Port Hacking estuary. Grays Point is adjacent to the Royal National Park and the suburbs of Gymea Bay and Kirrawee. There is only one road available for vehicular access however multiple walking and mountain bike tracks link it with locations such as Audley in the Royal National ParkEngadine andHeathcote. There is a small shallow boat ramp located at Swallow Rock Reserve for launching trailer boats, canoes and kayaks.

Swallow Rock is a wetland area. A large variety of wildlife resides in Grays Point, including possumssugar glidersMopoke owlsdeer (an introduced species), wallabiesmagpies andkookaburras.

 

Schools

Grays Point Public School is located in Angle Road. Grays Point also has a pre school and a child care centre.

History

The origin of the Grays Point name is unclear. It has been suggested that it was either named after Samuel William Gray, who owned land on the point or John Edward Gray, who was a well-known resident ranger in the Royal National Park in the 1880s.

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